April 26, 2017 - Comments Off on Change Your World: Oct 20th – 22nd 2017
Picture it. An excited ten-year-old girl, skipping through nature, away from school and the normal routine… it was my Grade 4 camp.
The anticipation was almost too much. Cabins in nature and activities galore… everything an adventurous young girl could want.
All these years later, I only remember bits and pieces from that camp but what sticks clear in my mind was the award I won at the end of the week. I was presented with the “Bruised Knees” award. I think it was a combination of the rapid growth spurt my body was going through, coupled with the eagerness to try everything and only using one speed to get from place to place —running!
Camps were not uncommon in my life growing up. I went on church camps, children’s ministry camps, youth group camps and specialty camps like athletics camps, a horse riding camp, outdoor education camp etc.
In fact, even as a young adult I lead on school camps, children’s ministry camps, beach missions and then later on the Life Gets Better Camps for many years.
… time away at camp unites people for a common cause.
Maybe you’re wondering what triggered this spark of ‘camp’ nostalgia in me…? Well, just like that ten-year-old girl, I am super-excited because we’re getting ready for our very first ZOE ‘Change Your World’ weekend camp!
The focus for the camp is for each of us to get a new understanding of God's heart for the lost and marginalized and then consider as individuals, families or corporately how we can respond.
The sessions at camp will be centred around the areas of justice. With opportunities for people to hear more about ZOE’s work, ask questions and spend time in prayer.
If you think you’d like to join us, save the date and stay tuned for the rest of the details on our website.
Unlike my Grade 4 camp, I am not planning on any more bruised knees… although James Fraser did say, “Solid, lasting missionary work is done on our knees” so you just never know!!
Book now by clicking the link below.